President Trump

Suburbs

What Trump Gets Wrong About America’s Suburbs

The Trump administration’s talk about protecting the suburbs is based on misrepresentations of who really lives in suburbs and what these communities need.

August 30, 2020 - The Avenue (Brookings)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson’s Clear Disdain for Fair and Affordable Housing

Carson has spent much of his time as HUD secretary attacking the housing programs, initiatives, and regulations central to the agency’s mission.

August 26, 2020 - Curbed

Donald Trump

Skepticism for Trump's Executive Orders

President Trump put on a show while signing a batch of executive orders late last week, but on further evaluation, the president's signatures on these orders aren't likely to save anyone from the economic devastation of the coronavirus.

August 12, 2020 - The Washington Post

U.S. Census Bureau

Trump Decides to Cut the 2020 Census Short

The pandemic delayed the 2020 Census, and the Trump administration will cut it short. Experts say this could be the most flawed Census in the country's history.

August 10, 2020 - Newsweek

Coronavirus

Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Promises Not Yet Fulfilled

The number of drive-through testing sites across the country is still low. With continued supply shortages, when and if the situation will change are unclear.

April 2, 2020 - Oregon Live

Texas Wind Power

Trump Tilts at Windmills

The media raised their collective eyebrows at statements made by President Trump about wind energy at an event this week.

December 24, 2019 - The Hill

New York City

State of the Union: Infrastructure Week Is Finally Over

Infrastructure went from playing a major role in the State of the Union address a year ago. This year infrastructure warranted barely even a nod—about 62 words, in fact.

February 6, 2019 - James Brasuell

Coal Mining and Power Station

Climate Report Written by Federal Government Warns of Dire Impact on Economy

The second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released on Black Friday to presumably draw less attention from the American public, was well-covered by the media. Unlike Volume 1, there was greater focus on economic impacts.

November 27, 2018 - The New York Times

Address To Joint Session Of Congress

What the State of the Union Revealed About Urban Planning Under the Trump Administration

President Trump's first State of the Union address followed the rhetoric of his campaign and first year in office, offering few details about promised infrastructure investments and avoiding substantive discussion about the future of cities.

January 31, 2018 - James Brasuell

Trump Campaign

An Investigation Into Trump and Carson's HUD

You might have been waiting for this article, and its many revelations about life inside the Department of Housing and Urban Development, since January or November.

August 22, 2017 - New York

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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